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Connecting people and places-5670

Connecting people and places

The two seniors housing developments couldn’t be more different. One project, in Arizona, will offer apartment homes in a resort-style community boasting plenty of amenities and services for sophisticated individuals. The second project, in London, will provide charitable housing, with some communal spaces and health support, for low-income individuals to age-in-place independently in their community. These developments share a vision, however, to connect residents with their environments and their neighbors through design.

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Utilizing spaces for wellness: Research highlights the challenges and opportunities-5667

Utilizing spaces for wellness: Research highlights the challenges and opportunities

The trends have been constant over the past few years. Organizations are expanding their wellness programs by adding more classes and activities. New equipment and supplies are arriving. Employees, guests and others are using the facilities. Additional staff members are appearing. Yet, senior managers, along with directors and staff members, have commented in International Council on Active Aging® (ICAA) surveys that “space” and “lack of space” are ongoing challenges. Is there a contradiction here?

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“Home of the Future”: Challenging ideas about the delivery of care-5660

“Home of the Future”: Challenging ideas about the delivery of care

International architecture and design firm ThomsonAdsett developed an interactive, fully operational “Home of the Future,” which they displayed at the ACSA/International Association of Homes and Services for the Aging joint conference in September 2015, held in Perth. The 20x20-ft. model combines the latest healthcare innovations from around the world—all “integrated into one neat package,” according to Tieran Kimber, managing director of ThomsonAdsett’s studio in Victoria, Australia.

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The perfect fit: An Origin active lifestyle community opens in a world-class setting by Colin Milner-5659

The perfect fit: An Origin active lifestyle community opens in a world-class setting by Colin Milner

The Canadian Rocky Mountains have become a destination for individuals who love the outdoors as well as those who seek adventure throughout the year. Skiing, snowshoeing, ice or rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, kayaking—there’s no better place to experience active mountain living than in the Alberta towns of Canmore and Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper. These alpine communities are not only filled with trendy shops, art galleries, hotels and restaurants, but also offer plenty of activities, festivals, and arts and cultural events. Yet few developers have considered the region as a destination for retirement living. Until now. Neil Prashad and Frank Kernick have precisely this vision for Canmore, a former mining town located 50 miles west of Calgary in the scenic Bow Valley.

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Trends in the physical environments for active living-5414

Trends in the physical environments for active living

In this special section of the Journal on Active Aging, discover award-winning designs in three focus areas for community remodeling and construction: dining spaces, outdoor spaces, and spaces that support functional ability.

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Arts colonies offer a creative, whole-person wellness alternative for independent living by Marilynn Larkin, MA-5409

Arts colonies offer a creative, whole-person wellness alternative for independent living by Marilynn Larkin, MA

The benefits gained by involvement in the arts, particularly for older adults, cannot be underestimated. The late Gene Cohen, MD, PhD, a pioneering geriatric psychiatrist, and colleagues demonstrated the impact of cultural programs participation on the physical, mental and social health and functioning of older adults in a landmark study initiated in 2001. Inspired in part by Cohen’s research, California-based visionaries Tim Carpenter and John Huskey have created a model of senior housing focused on arts amenities and programs.

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